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Workshops for Schoolage Staff

 Each workshop provides 3 clock hours of training and costs $18 per person.

W-1b  Snacks for School-agers: More than Juice and Crackers (CDA 1) (ADM 4)                     School-agers are always hungry - but getting them to eat healthy food is challenging. Try these snack ideas school-agers can  prepare alone or with a little help and see how well they eat! As a bonus, they develop math skills by measuring; strengthen reading skills and vocabulary by using recipes. Make snack time learning time.

W-2i  Writing the Right Way (CDA 2)
Do you have a writing center in your classroom or schoolage program? Children benefit from many opportunities to use writing tools such as crayons, markers, and large pencils. Learn how to create and oversee a writing center for children.

W-2l  Bloom's Taxonomy: Better Questions = More Learning! (CDA 2)
CLASS scores improve with better questions! Bloom's Taxonomy identifies various types of questions that relate to thinking. Learn how to ask the right types of questions to encourage critical thinking skills to improve your CLASS scores!  

W-2s  A Phonological Awareness Primer: Helping Children Learn to Read (CDA 2)
Phonological Awareness, once called phonetic awareness, describes the steps in children's process of learning to read. Learn to answer parents' questions about how you are getting their child ready for school.

W-2u  Getting Ideas: Where and How (CDA 2) (ADM 3)
Learn unexpected places to find good activities and inspiration for activities. How do you keep schoolagers involved and busy, especially when they have been in your program for several years? This workshop provides many ideas to prevent the "I'm bored" and "There's nothing to do" comments.

W-2v  Projects and Activities: What Do Schoolagers Like to Do? (CDA 2)                                         How do you keep those schoolagers involved and busy, especially when they may have been in your program for several years? This workshop provides many ideas to help you prevent "I'm bored" and "There's nothing to do" comments.

 W-3n  Diversity: Creating an Inclusive Schoolage Program (CDA 2) (ADM 3)
The families and children we serve come from a variety of backgrounds, religions, and ethnic groups. Learn to create a sense of community among the diverse culture groups enrolled in your program.

W-3o  Bullying and Teasing: Preventing and Addressing Unwanted Behaviors (CDA 3)(ADM 3)
Bullying is a serious problem gaining national attention. Learn to prevent and address bullying through a spirit of cooperation and respect with resources created by Peter Yarrow of "Peter, Paul, and Mary" fame in Operation Respect. 

 W-3q  Preventing and Addressing Swearing (CDA 3) (ADM 3)
Bad language is a common problem in school age programs and one that parents will surely complain about if you can't get it under control. Learn why swearing happens and what to do when it occurs.

W-5o  Planning for Summer: It's All about Being Prepared! (CDA 5) (ADM 3)
Summer with schoolagers requires changes, not only in the schedule but in activities and programming. Get tips to be ready for those very active schoolagers during summer or long holiday periods.

W-5q Organizing Clubs in Schoolage Programs (CDA 5) (ADM 3)
Keeping children interested and actively involved is a challenge, especially in the long summer months. One way to maintain interest is to organize clubs as part of the schoolage program. Find out how clubs can enrich your curriculum.